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June 16, 2021: Clean Materials: Micro Businesses, Macro Opportunity

Clean Materials - Micro Businesses, Macro Opportunity: Building Community, Prosperity and a Healthy Planet from the Ground Up

Wednesday, June 16 WEBINAR REPLAY

This discussion examined the role our small businesses can play in the emerging clean materials economy. Micro businesses can help drive the transition to a clean economy while expanding equitable opportunity in communities large and small – if given the chance. Insightful leaders explored how this often-overlooked part of our economy can access opportunity and accelerate the promise of clean materials: good jobs, healthier communities, a more sustainable planet and broadly shared prosperity!


Yumiko Damashek, Board of Directors, Refugee Artisan Initiative

Jesse Foss, Foss Stump Grinding, Grays Harbor County

Lisa Smith, Executive Director, Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA)

Ted Sturdevant, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI)

Rachelle Ames, Senior Director, Commercialization & Outreach, CleanTech Alliance

Mona Das, Washington State Senator

Kathlyn Kinney, Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA)

Moji Igun, Board Member, Zero Waste Washington

Nico Onoda-McGuire, Seattle Good Business Network

Sponsored by WSMA, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, City of Spokane, Oregon Metro, Washington State Department of Ecology, Seattle Public Utilities, City of Tacoma. A note of gratitude to the Washington State Department of Commerce for their continued support.